Cleavinger new face on Baldwin City Council
There's a new face on the Baldwin City Council.
Amy Cleavinger was sworn in as the newest city council member at Monday's meeting, filling the vacancy left by George McCrary, who resigned to spend more time with his family.
"I think it's an honor to do it," Cleavinger said of her new position. "I'll do the best I can."
Cleavinger, 32, a Capitol Federal vice president and mortgage lending manager for Lawrence, has been a Baldwin resident for nine years. She and her husband Rob have an 8-year-old son, Garrett.
She has never served on a city council before, but has spent the last two years serving on the Baldwin finance committee. For the past several years, she has also served as secretary on the board of Tenants to Homeowners.
Cleavinger said by serving on the finance committee and reading the newspaper, she is familiar with the issues facing the council but is not coming in with preconceived notions.
"I need to come in with an open mind and absorb everything," she said. "I need to make educated decisions. I need to be open to everything at this point."